Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident


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Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident
Posted by: Jayg (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 01, 2014 04:22AM

Came across this photo of a TWA Lockheed Constellation overshooting the runway
and ending up on Cicero Avenue. (63rd st. streetcars in foreground.)


http://aviation-safety.net/photos/displayphoto.php?id=19491218-1&vnr=1&kind=C


Here is a large collection of Aircraft photos at Midway Airport in it's heyday.

http://flickeflu.com/photos/[email protected]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2014 05:18AM by Jayg.

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Re: Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident
Posted by: WayOutWardell (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 01, 2014 01:27PM

How times have changed - people allowed to wander around an accident site like that, a plane full of fuel with one collapsed landing gear!

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Re: Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident
Posted by: QlassiQue (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 01, 2014 03:07PM

Great photo - thanks for posting!

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Re: Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident
Posted by: bowler (---.chipublib.org)
Date: March 04, 2014 05:41PM

The most comprehensive collection of Midway photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/twa1049g/

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Re: Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident
Posted by: Jayg (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 06, 2014 01:38AM

Excellent. The set from your post also includes another photo of the accident in my first post, from another angle.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/twa1049g/12748227123/

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Re: Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident
Posted by: bowler (---.chipublib.org)
Date: March 06, 2014 03:41PM

By the way, the Flickr set that I posted is maintained by a group called the Midway Historians. Among their members are Christopher Lynch who wrote the primart Midway History book, "Chicago's Midway Airport:The First 75 Years"

http://www.amazon.com/Chicagos-Midway-Airport-Illinois-Christopher/dp/1893121186

as well as other Midway related books and Dave Kent who wrote "Midway Airport:Images of America:"

http://www.amazon.com/Midway-Airport-Images-America-David/dp/073859850X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394131144&sr=1-1&keywords=david+kent+midway

Their website is a wealth of information:

http://www.midwayhistorians.com/



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Re: Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident
Posted by: tomcat630 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 13, 2014 12:42AM

Midway is now busier than its 'hey day' with Southwest flights in and out of its hub.

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Re: Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident
Posted by: rjmachon (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 04, 2014 07:45PM

I remember when to use to go the the gate to pick up or drop off your friends at the airport.

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Re: Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident
Posted by: b.a.hoarder (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 06, 2014 02:19AM

tomcat630 Wrote:
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> Midway is now busier than its 'hey day' with
> Southwest flights in and out of its hub.

In both 1958 and '59 Midway averaged 340,000 take-offs and landings and for 2012 and '13 there were 250,000. Granted there may be more passengers today given the size of the average commercial aircraft but I think the old record stands against today's flight operations numbers. Richard J. Daley rightfully called it "The World's Busiest Airport" BITD.

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Re: Sunday 18 December 1949 Midway Accident
Posted by: tomcat630 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 19, 2014 04:38AM

There are more passengers flying in 737's, instead of small prop planes as in the 30's to 50's.

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